East Gippsland Shire Council

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Address

273 Main Street, BAIRNSDALE 3875

Postal

PO Box 1618, BAIRNSDALE 3875

Tel

03 5153 9500

Fax

03 5153 9576

Email

feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au

Website

www.egipps.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

East Gippsland Shire, in south-east Victoria, covers the second largest area in Victoria. The Shire includes an extensive coastline, a major lakes and river system, rugged high country, extensive national parks and state forests. About 75% of the Shire is public land held as National and State reserves. The commercial centre is Bairnsdale, a three-hour drive from Melbourne. The shire's economy is based on tourism, agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fishing. The main industries include oil and gas extraction, agriculture. Population is centred around the Gippsland Lakes area. Together with the Buchan Caves, these are a great attraction to visitors and retirees. View council's performance

Localities

Anglers Rest, Bairnsdale, Bairnsdale East, Bellbird Creek, Bemm River, Benambra, Bendoc, Bengworden, Bete Bolong, Bete Bolong North, Bindi, Bingo Munji, Bonang, Boole Poole, Broadlands, Brodribb River, Brookville, Bruthen, Buchan, Buchan South, Buldah, Bullumwaal, Bumberrah, Bundara, Butchers Ridge, Cabanandra, Cabbage Tree Creek, Calulu, Cann River, Cape Conran, Cassilis, Chandlers Creek, Clifton Creek, Club Terrace, Cobbannah, Cobberas, Cobungra, Combienbar, Corringle, Dartmouth, Deddick Valley, Delegate River East, Dellicknora, Deptford, Doctors Flat, Double Bridges, Eagle Point, Ellaswood, Ensay, Ensay North, Erinunderra, Fairy Dell, Fernbank, Flaggy Creek, Forge Creek, Gelantipy, Genoa, Gipsy Point, Glen Valley, Glen Wills, Glenaladale, Goon Nure, Goongerah, Granite Rock, Haydens Bog, Hillside, Hinnomunjie, Hollands Landing, Iguana Creek, Jarrahmond, Johnsonville, Kalimna, Kalimna West, Lake Bunga, Lake Tyers, Lake Tyers Beach, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Lindenow South, Lochend, Lucknow, Mallacoota, Manorina, Maramingo Creek, Marlo, Marthavale, Melwood, Merrijig, Metung, Mitta Mitta, Mossiface, Mount Taylor, Murrindal, Nariel Valley, Newlands Arm, Newmerella, Nicholson, Noorinbee, Noorinbee North, Nowa Nowa, Nungurner, Nunniong, Nurran, Nyerimilang, Ocean Grange, Omeo, Omeo Valley, Orbost, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Reedy Creek, Sarsfield, Shannonvale, Simpsons Creek, Stirling, Suggan Buggan, Swan Reach, Swifts Creek, Tabberabbera, Tambo Crossing, Tambo Upper, Tamboon, The Fingerboards, Timbarra, Tom Groggin, Tonghi Creek, Tongio, Toorloo Arm, Tostaree, Tubbut, Uplands, W Tree, Wairewa, Wallagaraugh, Walpa, Wangarabell, Waterholes, Waygara, Weeragua, Wingan River, Wiseleigh, Wombat Creek, Woodglen, Wroxham, Wuk Wuk, Wulgulmerang, Wulgulmerang East, Wulgulmerang West, Wy Yung and Yalmy. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Area and population

Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2016
2021
2026
2031
20,931 sq km
44,833
47,582
50,111
52,451

Source: Victoria in Future 2014 - Population and Household Projections to 2051

Elections

East Gippsland Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 9 councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Ben Buckley
Unsubdivided - Cr Dick Ellis
Unsubdivided - Cr Michael Freshwater
Unsubdivided - Cr Jeff McNeill
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Neal
Unsubdivided - Cr Marianne Pelz
Unsubdivided - Cr Mark Reeves (Mayor 2013-14)
Unsubdivided - Cr Jane Rowe
Unsubdivided - Cr John Wilkin

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Steve Kozlowski

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
77.461m
84.811m
68.159m
59.787m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
89.199m
78.109m
71.690m
79.168m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
41.817m
38.901m
32.999m
44.587m
 - VGC Grants ($)
13.669m
13.515m
12.828m
12.116m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

Performance

View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.

Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.

The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.

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